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Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Placida, Fl
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with Captain Chris on a Tarpon fishing charter out of Pine Island, Florida. With Captain Chris at the helm of his 27' Sportsman Masters bay boat, you're in for an unforgettable adventure! As you embark on your fishing trip, Captain Chris will take you to some of the most productive fishing spots in the area. With years of experience fishing these waters, he knows just where to go to find the biggest Tarpon. His 27' Sportsman Masters bay boat is fully equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, including custom rods and reels, live bait, and all the necessary tackle. Plus, it's kitted out with Garmin electronics, Penn, Star and St. Croix rods and reels, Minn-Kota trolling motor, and twin Power-Pole shallow water anchor system. Once you reach your fishing destination, get ready to battle these powerful fish! Tarpon are known for their acrobatic leaps and fierce fighting, making them a challenge for even the most seasoned anglers. But with Captain Chris by your side, you'll have all the guidance and expertise you need to land the catch of a lifetime. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, a Tarpon fishing charter with Captain Chris is an experience you won't want to miss. With stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and the chance to catch one of the most sought-after game fish in the world, this is a fishing trip you'll be talking about for years to come. Book your trip today and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! Read More
Boca Grande Tarpon Hook-Up
Get ready for an exciting day of inshore fishing with Captain Todd in Sarasota, Florida! On board his sleek 20' Willies skiff, you'll set out on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of trophy Redfish, Snook, Spotted Trout, Bonito, and Tripletail. These fish are all great fighters, and have something for every type of angler. Tripletail and Redfish are known as top-notch table fare, while Snook and Bonito put up terrific fights on light tackle! As you make your way through the mangroves and shallow flats, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the coast and a chance to spot a variety of marine life. With Captain Todd's expert guidance, you'll be casting your lines and reeling in these sought-after species in no time! Captain Todd's skiff is purpose-built for fishing in shallow water, so you'll be able to get back into the "skinny water" where trophy fish like to hang out. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Todd. So come join him and experience the thrill of the catch with Captain Todd on this top-of-the-line inshore fishing adventure! Read More
Backcountry Combo Trip
Boca Grande, FL is known as “The Tarpon Capital of the World”, and it certainly lives up to its name as it is one the most renowned Tarpon fishing destinations in the world! You may ask, “What makes tarpon fishing so good?” Well, annually tens of thousands of hungry tarpon migrate to Boca Grande pass and its surrounding areas for their annual spawn. They usually show up in early April, hungry after a long journey and want to fatten up. Now this incredible migration happens all over the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast as well, but in most areas, the Tarpon are on the move. Boca Grande is different mainly due to Boca Grande Pass. This small inlet between Gasparilla Island and Cayo Costa is the deepest natural inlet on the Gulf of Mexico, reaching depths of approximately 80 feet. Tens of thousands of tarpon congregate in the area from April through August, feeding day and night, as they prepare to head back offshore for their annual spawning ritual. There are very few other places in the world where this many Tarpon congregate in one place and are actually happily eating! After weeks of feeding, they begin to gather into large breed schools to socialize as they prepare for this spawning ritual. They gather in huge schools that are sometimes 500 fish or more, giving anglers ample opportunities. After the spawn is over in early July most of the fish stay in the area to feed on the abundance of food the surrounding water has to offer. Great Tarpon fishing action will continue thru October offering anglers a chance at battling the “Silver King” for over 6 months out of the year! So head out with Captain Ryan Reigsecker to do battle with these Silver Kings to experience drag yanking power, high flying aerial displays, and a beautiful day out on the water! You'll be fighting these fish on medium heavy - heavy weight rods usually using live bait (live blue crabs, mullet, or pin fish) depending on what the fish are eating that day. Depending on the time of year you will either float the live bait below a bobber through the pass (where thousands of fish wait for bait to be flushed through below) or site fish for big schools cruising the surf and surrounding areas. Captain Ryan will provide all the necessary gear so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, some fresh arms, and some friends/family to help you reel in these behemoths! Read More
Tarpon Capital Of The World
On this awesome trip with Captain Roland, you'll explore the back bays, mangrove channels, and inshore areas around Cape Coral, FL, searching for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Ladyfish, Snook, and more! These species are all a blast to catch, and are great table fare too. As you make your way through the mangroves and shallow flats, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the coast and a chance to spot a variety of marine life. With Captain Roland's expert guidance, you'll be casting your lines and reeling in fish species in no time! His 21' Tidewater bay boat is purpose-built for fishing in shallow water, so you'll be able to get back into the "skinny water" where trophy fish like to hang out. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you'll have an unforgettable day on the water with Captain Roland. Get out there and experience a thrilling fishing trip! Read More
Cape Coral Back Bays
The possibilities are endless when you head out for a 4 hour trip with Captain Scott. If you're looking for your next trophy, he can show you how to hook into some prized trophy fish like Snook, Sharks, and Redfish. If you're interested in filling the cooler he can take to his favorite spots to catch limits of Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Snappers, Groupers, Trout, and many more. Or if you're looking to explore a little further from shore, you can try bottom fishing or trolling to entice a bite from some Grouper, Spanish, and King Mackerel! Captain Scott also has some fly gear available! So if that's your flavor let Captain Scott know in the days leading up to your trip! His Sea Fox Skiff is the perfect vessel for sight fishing up into the shallows around Sarasota. Everything is provided on Captain Scott's trips including licenses, fishing gear, bait, and ice. So all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Scott will make sure you have a great time out on the water! Please, have in mind that 735-pound is the weight limit combined for guests, which is usually equal to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids. Read More
Sarasota 1/2 Day Trip - 18’ Sea Fox
Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skills? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. These majestic Tarpon are one of the most sought-after game fish in the world, and Boca Grande AKA "The Tarpon Capital of The World" is a pretty darn good place to catch 'em. Tarpon are a migrating species so in the late spring and summer months they are everywhere around Englewood beach! This mammoth migrates up and down the coast filling stopping to fill up at Boca Grande Pass. The largest natural inlet on the gulf of Mexico, the Boca Grande pass can hold 10's of thousands of Tarpon on any given day. And they're all eating! These fish can be caught elsewhere as well from the areas backcountry lagoons to along the beaches. Luckily you'll have Captain Tim to tell you which areas are working and take you to the hottest spots! Tarpon are acrobats of the ocean and put on a spectacular show in the air! Whether you’re using rod and reel or fly fishing, these sometimes 100 plus pound fish love to fight hard. Tides, weather, and moon phases play an essential factor in a Tarpon’s behavior, but these kings are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Bring your camera because catching a tarpon is a stunning experience that you will want to capture. These fascinating sport fish are catch and release. It only takes one battle with these prehistoric creatures to become completely mesmerized, and you’ll be longing to catch more! Read More
Tarpon Trip - 25’ Sea Born FX25
Shark fishing! What else needs to be said? While sharks can be caught year-round, sharks are less active in the colder months of the year. The other two biggest factors are strong tides and time of day (sunrise & sunset). Capt. Jack pilots a beautiful, 23’ vessel that can handle rough days and get you out to the nearshore waters in know time! It is the perfect vessel for plying the waters of Southwest Florida. It’s T-top gives plenty of shade from Florida’s brutal sun complete with a tower and second station. An extra-wide beam and clutter-free deck give his clients plenty of room to move around, fight fish or lay back & relax. With a brand new Minn Kota trolling motor, massive bait-well, state-of-the-art GPS/SONAR, Bluetooth sound system, and more to help our clients increase their chances of landing fish as comfortably as possible. Since everything is provided aboard Captain Jack's boat, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and you'll be all set! Read More
Shark Fishing Trip - 23’ Aqua Star
The Gulf of Mexico has some of the best snapper and grouper fishing along the coastline of Sarasota, Florida. Aboard his 29' Regulator center console, Captain Dustin offers you the opportunity to go miles offshore and experience what it's like to haul in these hard-fighting fish. Along with snapper and grouper, you can also target amberjacks, kingfish, cobia, and occasionally some pelagic fish on the 8-hour adventures! Your charter will go anywhere from 10 to 30 offshore; the distance is based on the type of fish you'll be chasing and to make sure you hit the best fishing grounds. The charter can take up to 6 people. Captain Dustin will provide all the rods, reels, bait & tackle, along with a cooler with ice and water, all necessary fishing licenses, and will clean your catch for you at the end of the day! Read More
Sarasota Offshore Grocery Run
Head out for an awesome fishing adventure around Sarasota, FL with Captain Cody! Though he loves running further from shore to bottom fish the reefs for grouper, snapper, and pelagic species, the weather conditions have to be pretty stellar to allow this kind of trip. Thus, aboard his 23' Parker, he spends a lot of time hammering the inshore with his clients, and there are no shortage of fish (and big ones at that!) to catch! Lush grass flats abound in this area. These shallow grass flats are full of crabs, shrimp, and baitfish which in turn attract the game fish. Snook, Speckled Trout, and Redfish are the most sought after species, but you can also expect to hook into Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Bluefish, Ladyfish, and others! Fishing the shallow flats requires patience and attention to detail. Fish are spooky in water that is only a couple of feet deep. The beauty of Captain Cody's 23' Parker is that it has a shallow enough draft to get you good shots up on the flats and in the back bays and inlets, while also having enough room and stability to haul it further offshore on a nice day! All of Captain Cody's trips include ice, bottled water, fishing gear, live bait, licenses, and fish cleaning at end of the trip. There is plenty of room in the cooler as well for your favorite snacks and drinks if you'd like to bring them along as well. Captain Cody's main pick-up location is the 10th Street Boat ramp (Dan Roehr Boat Ramp), but depending on where you are staying he can also accommodate launching anywhere from north of Tampa to the south side of Venice. Read More
Southwest Florida Fishing Adventure
Head out for an awesome Nearshore adventure with Captain Will out of Sarasota! On these trips you will run further from shore off Sarasotas beautiful white sand beaches to troll for Mackerel and Cobia, and bottom fish the reefs for grouper, snapper, permit and other reef species like triple tail (when they're in season). The boat is a 2005 Scout 240 Bay Scout powered by a 2020 Yamaha 300. The new motor provides excellent reliability and power and combined with the size of the boat creates an awesome platform for fishing the bay and venturing a few miles off the coast. The boat also has the space to comfortably take any group up to 6 people out for a day inshore fishing or cruising the sandbar on the weekends. Captain Will recommends you bring some snacks and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, your sunglasses, and definitely don't forget your camera! for these adventures. He will take care of the rest in providing your bait, tackle, rods, reels, fishing licenses, a cooler with ice, and bottle waters. Captain Will has a few standard pick-up locations he likes to use so depending on the day and where you are located he is willing to work with you to make getting started as easy as possible: Centennial Park | 1059 N Tamiami Trail | Sarasota, Florida 34246 Ken Thompson Park | 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway | Sarasota, Florida 34246 Nora Patterson Park | 946 Siesta Dr | Sarasota, Florida 34242 He is also willing to pick up his customers in the Sarasota area from any hotel or residence with waterfront access. Read More
Nearshore Grocery Run - 24’ Scout
Pushing off into the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy a thrilling day of fishing is always a treat! On your nearshore fishing trip with Captain Jack, you we will be fishing local artificial reefs, ship-wrecks, ledges, and live bottoms up to 9 nautical miles from shore. There are literally dozens of different species that can be caught. Depending on the season, we may be able to catch Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Tripletail, various species of Sharks, Bonito, and Barracuda. Snapper, Cobia, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Pompano are also targetable if staying closer inshore is your flavor. No matter what you choose, you never know what can happen out there! Capt. Jack pilots a beautiful, 23’ vessel that can handle rough days and get you out to the nearshore waters in know time! It is the perfect vessel for plying the waters of Southwest Florida. It’s T-top gives plenty of shade from Florida’s brutal sun complete with a tower and second station. An extra-wide beam and clutter-free deck give his clients plenty of room to move around, fight fish or lay back & relax. With a brand new Minn Kota trolling motor, massive bait-well, state-of-the-art GPS/SONAR, Bluetooth sound system, and more to help our clients increase their chances of landing fish as comfortably as possible. Since everything is provided aboard Captain Jack's boat, all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and you'll be all set! Read More
Nearshore Fishing Trip
On this 6 hour trip with Captain Scott, you'll have plenty of time to try trolling the deeper waters, as well as bottom fishing the shallows. Feel free to ask the captain to bring some fly fishing gear as well, and get the most out of your Sarasota Bay fishing excursion. Go after Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and more along the reefs. While inshore, you'll do battle with Sheepshead, Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. Please, have in mind that 735-pound is the weight limit combined for guests, which is usually equal to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 kids. Everything is provided on Captain Scott's trips including licenses, fishing gear, bait, and ice. So all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Scott will make sure you have a great time out on the water! Read More
Sarasota 3/4 Day Trip - 18’ Sea Fox
Head out with Captain Derek for an awesome saltwater fishing experience aboard his 24' sportsman. Captain Derek has been fishing Estero Bay and Pine Island sound since before he could walk, and knows all the best spots to hook into Redfish, Snook, Trout, Tarpon, and Goliath Grouper, and much more. He is an expert at catering his trips to your needs, so just let him know what species your looking to chase and Captain Derek will give it everything he's got to make it happen. All the gear is provided for these trips aboard Captain Derek's boat, from rod's, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses, to ice, water, and great advice. Thus, all he recommends you bring are some snacks and your favorite drinks if you'd like, He'll take care of the rest! Read More
Fort Myers Fishing Rodeo
Only good things can come from combining experience and passion! Captain Zach and Nick are two brothers who have been fishing together there whole lives! As 2nd generation fishing guides, and Captiva natives, their experience is 2nd to none. The love they both share for the sport is directly reflected in their charters and with experience and enthusiasm, they know how to show their clients the best possible time out on the water! Beyond superior onboard service and company, Zach and Nick are the premier light-tackle fishing guides the area has to offer. They are experts at fishing Sanibel Island, North Captiva, Pine Island, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. They know how to best fish the flats, bays, passes and Gulf of Mexico for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Shark, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and other inshore and offshore varieties that either make SW Florida their home or are migrating along in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to SW Florida’s amazing weather and fabulous fishing year-round, their calendar is always crowded. To ensure availability of the dates of your choice, we recommend booking at least two to three months in advance is especially during the spring and summer months. Book early for Tarpon charters as the season is short and these dates are the first to go. Remember, it’s often better to fish on weekdays to avoid the crowds. Read More
Epic Inshore To Nearshore
Head out for a sweet 4 or 6 hour inshore/nearshore excursion with Captain Matt or one of his professional guides in Captain Phil and Captain Darius. These three run some of the best charters in Sarasota and are absolute experts at making sure you have a blast out there on the water. These 4 hour trips are one of their most popular options as it gives their clients time to hook into some rod-bending action and bring some tasty filets back to the dock in time for lunch (dinner if you leave in the afternoon)! For these trips you can opt to stick close to the shore to explore the inlets, channels, and mangroves to chase Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. OR, you can choose to poke it a little further from shore to troll the nearshore waters of Sarasotas beautiful beach to troll for Mackerel and chase some snapper species. The 6 hour option is for anglers who are looking to spend more time catching fish! If you want to travel a little further and have a few more shots at some trophy fish then this is the charter for you! You have the same options listed above, but with the extra time there is an opportunity to do a little of both! No matter which option you choose, Captain Matt and his two expert Captains provide themselves on providing a family-friendly atmosphere for all ages and skill levels, and bait, fishing license, rods, reels, and tackle are always included. All they recommend you bring are your favorite snacks and drink, your sun protection (Suntan lotion, long sleeve shirts, sunglasses), and your camera to snap some pics! Read More
Fishing Fun In The Florida Sun
If you're looking to reel in some big fish on the calm inshore waters off Bokeelia, FL, then this trip is your ticket! Join Captain Victor and chase classic Florida gamefish including Redfish, Snook, and Trout on the flats and in the river channels of this rich fishery. There will also be chances for Tripletail, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and other awesome Florida fish! Each of these species is widely known as a terrific gamefish that fights hard and will really test your strength, skill, and stamina. You'll go after these fish using light tackle techniques, so bring your A-game—when one of these aggressive fish hits the line, you'll feel it! Captain Victory has been fishing here for thirty years, and is full of expert tips and tricks to help you land that record fish, so whether you're a beginner or an advanced angler, you'll leave this trip a better fisherman than when you started. On this trip, you'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Victor's 20' Proline center console. She's ideal for these inshore areas, with a relatively shallow draft and a 150-HP Yamaha engine so you can get on the fish in a hurry. Captain Victor provides everything you need for a stellar trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to spot fish. You can also bring a cooler with some drinks and snacks. Get ready to whack 'em! Read More
South West Florida Skinny Waters
Climb aboard with Captain Ken for an awesome adventure inshore on the waters near Boca Grande! This family friendly trip targets Snook, Redfish, and Trout, with the opportunity for many more species on the line. For either a half day or a full day, up to 6 guests can board the 25’ Tidewater and set out for a voyage unlike any other. Beyond Snook, Redfish, and Trout, this trip offers the opportunity to catch Permit, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel. Perhaps you will even hook a Bull Shark or a massive Goliath Grouper! The waters of the Gulf are filled with tasty treats but beware, some of them might put up a fight on the line before they find your dinner table. To catch these delicious fish you will be bottom fishing using a variety of tackles, all of which are provided by Captain Ken. He brings any equipment you will need as well as licenses, bottled water, suntan lotion, and an ice-cooler. All you need before you hop aboard is snacks and drinks for the long day in the sun. The 25’ Tidewater includes an ice box, fighting chair, and wireless trolling motor. It is a beautiful vessel equipped with a 300HP Yamaha engine, designed to give you comfort and speed on your voyage. Read More
Inshore Adventure 6-8 Hours
Everything to Know About Booking a Placida light tackle fishing charter
What are the best light tackle fishing charters in Placida?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 65 light tackle fishing trips in Placida, and the most popular trips in the area are Boca Grande Tarpon guided by Scott, Five Hour Trip - 23’ Hanson guided by Mike, and Back country/ Inshore guided by Scott.
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What types of light tackle fishing charters are common in Placida?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Placida as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Placida are: 1. snook, 2. redfish, 3. tarpon, and 4. speckled trout.
How much do Placida light tackle fishing charters cost?
for light tackle fishing in Placida prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Placida is $614. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Placida is $1,068.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing charter in Placida?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing charter in Placida is spring, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.
Do I need a Placida fishing license and what are the bag limits in Placida?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Placida don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Placida.
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